Bryan Boyer is cofounder of the architecture and strategic design studio Dash Marshall, as well as Assistant Professor of Practice in Architecture and Director of the new Bachelor of Science in Urban Technology degree at Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning.
Boyer’s professional background mixes design, technology, and government innovation. At Dash Marshall he runs the studio’s strategic design practice, working with clients such as Google, Sidewalk Labs, IKEA, Bloomberg Philanthropies, and the Museum of Modern Art to understand and envision the ways in which technology enables urban ways of life. Previously Boyer was cofounder of Helsinki Design Lab, a design team within the Finnish Innovation Fund and one of the first design teams working at a national level, with a focus on policy issues such as carbon reduction, education, welfare services, and economic development. He started his career in technology by designing and programming user interfaces and for a number of early stage startups.
Boyer’s publications include LEAP Dialogues: Career Pathways in Design for Social Innovation (2016), Brickstarter (2013), Helsinki Street Eats (2012), Legible Practices (2013), and In Studio: Recipes For Systemic Change (2011). During 2019-2020 Boyer was the Eliel Saarinen Visiting Assistant Professor of Practice at the University of Michigan Taubman College of Architecture and Planning 2019-2020. He serves on the board of directors for Public Policy Lab in New York City and is based in Detroit, MI.